Liza grew up in Half Moon Bay, California and began running in high school. After competing for UC Santa Barbara during her college years, she found her way onto the Aggies via the Bay to Breakers Centipede - the rest is history. She continues to run today because it provides a balance to her work and social life. Liza has a masters degree in Molecular Biology and conducts Clinical Research in the field of Neonatology at Stanford University. She has a daughter, Madeline, who was born in January 2018, and is married to fellow Aggie Kota Reichert.

Fun Fact: In high school, Liza was coached by Aggie Kevin Ostenberg.

Favorite Aggie: Kota Reichert

Personal Bests

  • Mile, road - 4:53

  • 1500m - 4:33

  • 5k, track - 16:39

  • 5k, road - 16:32

  • Half Marathon - 1:16:40

  • Marathon – 2:42:24


  • 2020 US Marathon Olympic Trials Qualifier

  • 2019 Napa Valley Marathon, 1st place

  • 2016 US Marathon Olympic Trials Participant

  • 14th place, 2015 Cal International Marathon (US Olympic Trials Qualifier)

  • 1st place, 2015 & 2019 Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Half Marathon

  • 2013 PA/USATF Short Course Road Champion

  • 2008 5k Champion at Jim Bush Invite/2008 USATF West Region Track Championships

  • 2007 All-Region, NCAA Div 1 West Regional Cross Country Champs

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